Investigate the leg room and whether or not the guy in 12D is single at the same time. (Photo: Quicket)
Are you sick of sitting next to the creepiest guy on the plane? Worried you’ll have to endure a 6-hour flight in coach next to yet another screaming baby?
A new app may be the solution to your woes.
The travel app Quicket, in addition to providing ticket booking and flight tracking, lets you peep your fellow passengers’ social profiles before you board a plane.
The app isn’t as intrusive or as useful as it sounds, since it requires fliers to be using the app in order to put their social profiles onto the platform.
There are two barriers to entry. A user needs to download the app and then allow access to their social profile.
Those two reasons make it fairly unlikely that you will be able to check out the majority of passengers on your next flight. Still, it’s a great gimmick and if the app reaches a tipping point of mass usage then the uses for Facebook stalking on a plane would become immeasurable. We are going to wait to see how many people become early adopters before making our judgement call about whether the addition of Facebook seat stalking is useful.